Shoplifter arrested after nearly striking store manager with vehicle

A shoplifter was arrested after nearly striking the manager of a retail store when she was confronted in regards to her shoplifting items from two stores in the second block of Rehoboth Avenue, Delaware. 

On Friday at around 5:40pm, officers from the Rehoboth Beach Police Department were dispatched to the Loungin’ Lizard clothing store for a report of a shoplifting.  
 
On scene they learned that Connelly had attempted to shoplift multiple items of clothing from the Loungin’ Lizard and Superkind department stores by concealing the items in a large handbag.  
 
When confronted by a store manager, Connelly denied the accusations, emptied the stolen contents from her purse, and fled in her vehicle.  
 
The store manager who was attempting to stop her from leaving had to jump out of the way of Connelly’s car to avoid being struck.  
 
Witnesses on scene were able to provide police with a description of Connelly and her vehicle  
 
Connelly was still in her car when she was arrested while she arrived at her residence in Lewes.
 
Police determined that she was intoxicated and that her driver’s licenses was suspended.    
 
She got arrested and charged with 1 felony count of fourth offense driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, 1 misdemeanor count of second degree reckless endangering, 1 misdemeanor count of shoplifting under $1500.00, 1 misdemeanor count of attempted shoplifting under $1500.00, and 1 count of driving while suspended or revoked.  
 
Connelly was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution lieu of an $11,000.00 secured bail.
 
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